LINDENWOLD, N.J. — A police officer was kidnaped almost two weeks ago, but his fellow patrolmen aren't terribly worried, because the rookie cop was a dummy--a real dummy.
The missing officer is a life-size mannequin that--before its disappearance--spent on-duty hours propped up inside a parked police car wearing a brown wig and blue police uniform.
Police Chief Raymond Wilson said he arranged the deception as a way of slowing down speeders without tying up one of his patrol officers.
"The thing was very successful," Wilson said. "It looked so real a woman stopped one day and walked up and asked directions."